$377.97 USD (30% off)
Rider Designed Freestyle All Terrain Asym Banana
The Ladies Choice combines the best of all techs to make a board that’s truly ready for anything. With C2Btx, Magne-Traction and Pickle Tech, balance through asymmetry is achievable for the pro in all of us. Tested and proven a winner by Jamie Anderson through- out the 10/11/12 seasons, it will handle the most aggressive park and freeriders while still taking it easy on the rest of us. Fun to ride and ready for anything, it’s got the stability to hold you on the biggest park lines or the most technical freeriding, while making pretty turns more effortless than ever.
- 2013 Snowboard Canada Magazine – Grade Eh
- Sizes 145.5, 148.5, 151.5, 153.5
- Wide Sizes
- Shape Asym Twin
- Contour PBTX
- About the Art
Art by Matt French. As this graphic came to life, the integration of human cruisin' and nature were swimming beneath the surface of Matt's consciousness. The tropicoastal good times seasoned with Detroit steel, pixelated heat and the expanse of the cosmos all came together to grace the new Ladies Choice. In Matt's words, "Really, I was just wingin' it, and when it's go time, aren't we all just living on a wing and a prayer? Night time is the right time. Get some." Words to live by, Thanks Matt French for expanding our view of the universe.
Handbuilt in the USA
Every Gnu is handmade by snowboarders with jobs in the USA.
Balance Thru Asymmetry
Asymmetric sidecuts and construction to balance the different turning mechanics required for heel side turns and toe side turns. Your body is asymmetric, your snowboard should be asymmetric.
All terrain rocker placed specifically between your feet where it belongs. Full tip-to-tail edge contact when you stand on your board for all terrain performance. Banana Tech is easy to ride, rips the hardpack and ice, kills the jibs and floats unbelievably. Bananas!
Compression hardened amorphous UHMW skived from the billet to create the toughest, fastest, best wax holding base material around. Slides best and fastest when waxed regularly to match local snow conditions.
“Turns ice into powder”
Serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain especially on hard pack and blue ice!
Mervin A.5 Sustainable Woodcore
MERVIN A.5 SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE: ASPEN / EISS 5 SIDEWALLS
- Full Aspen with EISS 5 edge pop / strength.
Wood Core Weirdness!
The world’s fastest growing trees in the Gnu Eco Timber farm benefited from a combination of moist evenings, diffused daylight sunshine and being on the north American avian flyway…abundant natural nitrogen from goose and duck droppings resulted in a exceptional harvest of long fibered lightweight poppy woods that we call “nature’s fiberglass”. This very exceptional crop has been carefully seasoned and built into cores and is the light poppy center of our Gnu Snowboards.
- Construction Standards and Oddities.
- Magne-Traction "Turns Ice Into Powder"
- Pickle Tech.
- Banana Tech.
- Wood Core
Min-Max / Set Back
10 = Firm
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Name: Maribeth Swetkoff-Kramer
Astro sign: Libra What year did you start riding: 1997
Goofy/Reg?: Regular Stance: 20" / -12 ̊ Back / 18 ̊ Front
Tell me a story about a day on your board:
I remember the first day that I rode the Ladies Choice 148.5 last season. It was a warm, sunny, spring feeling day in January in Mammoth! They had just finished building the bigger double jump line. I was riding with my husband and a group of guy friends. My board felt amazing under my feet. The C2 Pickle combo on this board made every turn, ollie, and trick feel effortless. The base felt smooth and fast. Even after most of the guys I was riding with said the snow was too slow to continue hitting the double line, my board had no problem holding speed and control in the mushy slush until the very end of the day! I was hitting the big slushy jumps switch and all the guys were shocked that I could still clear the jumps at all. They said it must be the board and I agreed. I think they were all jealous of my Ladies Choice! ;-)